Settlement courts smell pretty fishy. "Law professor explains the dangers of ISDS (TTIP)"
Insightful article on the history and evolution of bass soloing. "When drums stop - big trouble!" http://ronanguil.blogspot.com/2009/10/when-drums-stop-big-trouble.html?m=1 (via @firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interesting high-level talk about Rust. https://www.infoq.com/presentations/os-rust
Groove is, first and foremost, something to feel/hear/play, but dissecting it and talking about it is pretty cool too. https://youtu.be/9MzKx0fKg5o
One day I would like to put all open-source operating systems developers in one room and put one single slide on the screen:
"There is only one Donald Knuth and you are not him.
And no, you are not even Brian Kerninghan or Dennis Ritchie¹.
Learn to manage your ego."
¹ I have actually met dmr as an 8 yr old child and asked him to explain printf() varargs to me² which he did in the kindest, gentlest, non-condescending way.
² Yes, I was taught C & Lisp aged 6. Explains things, right?
Finally! Soundslice now supports cautionary accidentals, otherwise known as courtesy accidentals or reminder accidentals.
I'm psyched to announce STRONG SONGS, a bi-weekly podcast about music. First episode is about Toto's "Africa," second ep hits tomorrow.
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I'm excited to participate at #FOSDEM this year on Saturday, Feb 2. I'll be talking about some of my favorite subjects: open source, quantum computing, and #Lisp! Check it out: https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/forest_oss_quantum_sdk/
The Stockfish chess engine requires patches to pass a test: it must beat the old version a sufficient proportion of the time.
This introduces an interesting problem: what if a patch set makes it stronger, but applied individually they make it worse?
Stratocaster guitar body built out of crayons. https://m.imgur.com/gallery/BXo21wI
I'm intrigued to learn that some Stockfish developers think that it would beat AlphaZero under conventional rules for chess engine competitions.
Even if that's fair, AlphaZero is still a very impressive demonstration of their ML approach.
This year I’m unleashing the Djesse World Tour! I am stegosaurusally amped to bring my musical universe to life with these three multi-brilliant beings. We’ll be cooking up the spiciest of storms....To be exploded in EUROPE (Feb), USA (Mar), BEYOND (soon). Come along, do! #Djesse
Unexpected argument that Microsoft's switch to Chromium means that a) they can devote resources to the browser team; and b) they're in a stronger position to take on Google on Android: https://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2018/12/chromedge_and_h.html
Smug Lisp weenie / passionate about double bass and jazz / mathematician-wannabe. 我会说一点儿普通话 kaj mi iam parolis Esperanton flue.
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